If you’ve been charged with a criminal or traffic offence you don’t have to face it alone. The outcome of your Court case might be life-changing, so give yourself the best possible chance with one of our traffic solicitors or criminal defence solicitors.
At Abbey Law, we will advise you of your rights, get you ready for your Court appearance and explain the Court procedures so you understand what’s happening. In Court, we’ll defend your case clearly and strongly to give you the best possible outcome. We regularly appear in (please type in Court names) and can also represent you at (please type in other court/tribunal names etc)
We can handle all areas of criminal law, including:
- Traffic and vehicle offences – including drink driving, driving without a licence, driving offences
- Acts intended to cause injury – including assault and stalking
- Justice procedure offences – breaches or bonds or orders, resisting or hindering police, breach of bond, suspended sentences or community service orders
- Theft – including theft from retail premises, receiving or handling the proceeds of crime, theft of intellectual property
- Illicit drug offences – possession, cultivation or dealing in illicit drugs
- Public order offences – disorderly conduct, criminal intent, riot and affray, liquor and tobacco offences, offensive language or behaviour, cruelty to animals
- Fraud offences – obtaining benefit by deception, forgery of documents, dishonest conversion
- Property damage – graffiti, fire and explosion
- Dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons – driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, dangerous or negligent driving
- Prohibited weapons – misuse, unlawfully obtain or possess a prohibited weapon or explosive
- Threatening behaviour
- Sexual assault – aggravated sexual assault, child pornography
- Robbery, blackmail & extortion
- Homicide – murder, attempted murder, manslaughter
Worried about the likely penalty? Ready to get some common sense legal advice? Contact us to talk to an experienced traffic or criminal solicitor in Burton Upon Trent or Tamworth.
As part of our professional rules, we aim to ensure that anyone wishing to use our services have the information they need to make an informed choice of legal services provider, including understanding what the costs may be.
Why instruct Abbey Law Solicitors?
We are local solicitors specialising in all aspects of criminal defence . Our solicitors regularly appear at all Magistrate and Crown Courts across the Midlands area
Our fee earners are experienced in providing excellent police station and Magistrate Court representation and we have our own in-house Crown Court advocate.
We pride ourselves on the first class service we provide all our clients .
Drink driving offence, guilty plea – fixed fee £400+ vat +disbursements
What is included?
- Attendance and/or preparation;
- Considering evidence;
- Taking your instructions;
- Providing advice on likely sentence;
- Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court.
What is not included?
- Instruction of any expert witnesses;
- Taking statements from any witnesses;
- Advice and assistance in relation to a Special Reasons1 hearing;
- advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.
1 Special Reasons pertain exclusively to situations where the accused has been found or has pled guilty and now faces disqualification unless he/she can persuade the Court that the circumstances of the offence are such that it would be unjust to impose a ban.
Key stages involved
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing. They typically include:
- Meet with your you to provide instructions on what happened;
- Consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice;
- Arranging to take any witness statements, if necessary (this will have an additional cost, which will be discussed and agreed with you prior to undertaking the work ).
- Explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the Court;
- Conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you, if necessary, and answer any follow-up queries you have;
- Attend court on the day, meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
- Discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
Please note we cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
Our Motoring Offences Team
- Simon Dean – Partner
Simon qualified in 1994 ….
- Sukhwinder (Sukhy) Ark – Partner
Sukhy qualified in 2000 …….
- Mark Moore – Partner
Mark qualified in 1989 ……
- Helen Bennett – Solicitor
Helen qualified in 2006 ….
- John Walsh – Consultant Solicitor
John qualified in 1975 …
- Charles Lorton – Consultant Solicitor
Charles qualified in 1977 ….